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150 new e-buses to ply on city roads by early 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

According top priority to its plan of replacing the existing fleet of mass transport vehicles with electric buses, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has floated tenders for procurement of 150 e-buses. By replacing the present diesel-run fleet with e-buses, SMC hopes to...

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik boards Mo Bus, encourages people to use public transport

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

Vehicular pollution is quite a concern in the present times. When New Delhi has worked out road rationing scheme of odd-even to beat the pollution, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik travelled in Mo Bus and tried giving a message to citizens to use public transport to beat...

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Karnataka govt to cut BMTC fares, add 6,000 buses

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

Setting up a new a Bengaluru Mobility Management Authority (BMMA) and reducing bus fares to popularise public transport are among the measures the government has planned to reduce congestion in the city. By identifying high traffic density roads with the help of the traffic...

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100 more buses needed to expand city bus ops, Metro feeder service

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

With a view to improve public transport system, the programme manager of Aapli Bus — Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Ltd has asked Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s transport department to procure 100 additional buses. Due to inadequate fleet, the NMC is...

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Bounce has 100k rides per day in Bengaluru, users complete 70 mn kms till date

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2019

App-based two-wheeler rental startup Bounce, which lets commuters to pick and drop scooters anywhere within city limits, has hit 1 lakh daily rides in Bengaluru in October, up from around 60,000 rides in July, according to a top company executive. Bounce currently offers...

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Gujarat has put just one e-vehicle on the road in last six months: Govt data

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

Electric vehicles (EVs) have garnered a lot of focus in India of late, but the rate at which its states have added EVs on the roads hasn't been encouraging. Gujarat, which leads the EV chart, managed to add only one car to an existing base of 31,576 in the past six months,...

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100 e-buses allocated to Vizag

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 18, 2019

In a major step towards the eco-friendly public transport system, 100 electric buses have been allocated to the city in the first phase and 350 more would be added to the fleet of Andhra Pradesh State Transport Corporation (APSRTC) subsequently. “The APSRTC will procure 1,000...

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Karnataka boards the bus for EV journey; 112 charging points by October-end, Rs 1 lakh subsidy for electric autos

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Two years after the government introduced an e-vehicle policy to promote battery-run vehicles, the state is finally setting up the infrastructure required. It is also pushing to convert existing autorickshaws to go electric. While Bescom’s 112 charging points will be...

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UP to buy 600 electric buses, targets 10,000 for public transport by 2024

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

In order to accelerate its electric vehicles (EV) roadmap, the Yogi Adityanath government will soon float tenders for the supply of 600 electric buses for public transport across major cities in Uttar Pradesh. The buses are proposed to be deployed in Lucknow, Kanpur,...

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To fight carbon emission, ER fixes solar panels on passenger train

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

In a landmark move, Eastern Railway started operating a Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) with solar panels on its roof between Sahibgunj and Jamalpur in its Malda division from Saturday. The...

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